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  • Getting the best out of consultants 2

    There are many reasons for using a consulting company; a search for objectivity or fresh ideas, the requirement for skills and experience you don’t have, or simply the need for an extra pair of hands. At the right time and for the right reasons the use of consultants can be invaluable. But how do you make best use of a consultancy? 1. Be clear on the purpose, scope and objectives of your task: ...


    By Risktec Solutions

  • NGOs Comment on EC`s Working Conclusions Concerning Transparency Measures for Nanomaterials on the Market

    The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) posted on January 13, 2015, a paper entitled “NGO comments on Transparency measures for nanomaterials on the market: Working conclusions.” ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • June 2005 - Regulatory Update

    The Onyx Environmental Services - Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation department is pleased to present the Monthly Regulatory Update. The update contains a brief summary of the proposed and final rules from EPA, OSHA, and DOT published in the Federal Register in the past calendar month. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the Monthly Regulatory Updates, ...

  • The Anatomy of a Drum

    We sell a lot of barrels and drums here, but while most people will call things the top, the bottom, or the middle, there are actual terms that are used in the barrel industry to describe parts of the barrel. For example, the bottom of the barrel is called the bottom, because somethings don’t transcend language. ...


    By Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co.

  • 30" Sleeve Installed with Directional Drilling Underneath Highway

    “Taking time to properly plan and execute a horizontal drilling and utility installation project can save client’s monetarily by avoiding road closures and other costly delays typical with trenching,” said Mike Bertram of Directional Technologies. “We know that  Directional Technologies has the right personnel in place and they are using the best horizontal drilling ...

  • This New Year, Commit to Workplace Health and Safety

    Workplace health and safety is something that every industry and career path faces in its own way. While our team primarily focuses on issues that impact people who work with chemicals or liquids, like fuel distributors or chemists, we see on the news all too often the impact of lax safety regulations in all sorts of workplaces and industries. We understand that accidents happen ...

  • Episode 6: Quick Learners: Accelerating the Adoption of a Safety Culture

    In this edition of the SpheraNOW podcast we interview Chris Israni, the senior principal consultant at ERM, a leading provider of Environmental Health & Safety consulting services, about building a strong safety culture on an accelerated schedule. It starts with finding the right people—who are passionate about safety - leading the charge. People fall into three broad categories, Chris ...


    By Sphera

  • True collaboration a far cry from conventional approaches

    One of the first things I do when I wake up, all squinty eyed, is read email on my phone. I really should look out more through my window (see image – better when it is sunny) but instead I am addicted to the bright, likely eye-damaging LCD screen! A few weeks ago, I woke up to a series of e-mail notifications from our ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The crunch of Jammu & Kashmir Industries Ltd

    This paper is an attempt to highlight the prevailing situation of Jammu & Kashmir Industries Ltd. a medium scale public sector undertaking having its four working units across the state of J&K. The government established the industry to resolve major issues like employment, restoring traditional skill and for the industrial development of the state. But these issues became more critical with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Is more information always better? An analysis applied to information-based policies for environmental protection

    Environmental policy has intensively focused on information-based instruments that seek to change agents' behaviour through information provision. This information provision is generally considered as likely to ultimately improve environmental quality. We suggest a new and complementary way to consider information-based instruments. We formalise the insight that information provision differs from ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Essential Tips For Construction Equipment Cleaning

    Construction equipment cleaning is one of the most underestimated jobs in the construction industry. Cleaning of the construction equipment does not receive the due attention it deserves. Successful construction companies, though, ensure that construction equipment are cleaned thoroughly and professionally. The managers of these companies know that efficient and long lasting machines are ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • How to steer clear of the looming climate shock

    Stick it to carbon, not the man. The following is excerpted from Climate Shock (2015) by Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman. Published here with permission from Princeton University Press. Two quick ...


    By Ensia

  • Making your production work – key questions to ask

    The following is from an editorial feature published in the leading journal Process & Control, September 2016 There’s nothing quite like production downtime or a process heating and cooling system that’s struggling to cope to give engineering and production managers a headache. But there’s a wide range of ways to tackle the problem without reaching for the paracetamol. ...


    By Gus Pech Mfg. Co., Inc.

  • What`s Hiding in Your Waste Piles?

    In over 25 years in the grinding and recycling industry, we’ve learned that there’s always more than meets the eye in a pile of waste materials. Whether it’s a pile of pallets or household garbage, there’s some good and some bad hiding under the surface. It's there if you know how to find it. You can find it with the right industry knowledge, the right equipment, ...


    By Rotochopper, Inc.

  • Choosing the Right Vibratory Sifter for Sieving Food Powders

    Food and beverage manufacturers have to adhere to extremely high standards of production quality, both to meet their regulatory obligations and to manage risk when bringing a product to market. Sieving and sifting food powders is a critical step in the manufacturing of several products, one that is responsible for filtering out fine impurities that can ...


    By VibraScreener Inc.

  • Expanding TRI Section 313

    More companies need to make 313 reports come next year. On Nov. 26, 2010, EPA issued a final rule adding 16 chemicals to the list of chemicals subject to reporting under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), and Section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990. Background EPCRA Section 313 requires facilities that manufacture, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Tips for Improving Slotting and Picking in Your Warehouse

    Every warehouse runs as effectively as possible. Orders come in, they get filled and go out. It’s the nature of the business. However, by using a few simple tips you can greatly increase the efficiency of your warehouse, saving time and effort. Slot your ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • How industrial air-cooled chiller rentals benefit you

    Summer will be here before you know it and with it will come soaring temperatures. Few other states know heat and humidity like the southern states, and going without cool air is simply not an option for their hardworking residents. For the people in these states, an industrial air-cooled chiller is a useful and viable option to keep ...

  • Transfer stations: t-harmony for transfer stations—finding your “perfect match”transfer stations: t-harmony for transfer stations—finding your “perfect match”

    Transfer St ation “Right Sizing” (design, location and aesthetics) is a similar comparison to a dating service. Sounds strange right? Well, think about it; you need to know what is right for you, what individual needs you have, what your long term goals are, what you are willing to invest and what you are looking to get out of it. The “Right ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Seven questions any PPE Training Program should answer

    Personal Protective Equipment training programs; we all need to have them for any protective equipment we require our workers to wear. No matter how great we think our training programs are, the proof of the proverbial pudding is in the eating. The measure of a good training program is whether all the workers actually wear the equipment at the right time, in the right place and use it ...

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